Yesterday, October 5, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe elected Justice Julia Laffranque judge of the European Court of Human Rights. Laffranque will commence work in Strasbourg on 1 January 2011.
“I am pleased that Estonia was able to come up with three very strong candidates for the position of judge of the European Court of Human Rights. I am doubly delighted that primus inter pares won,” said Chief Justice Märt Rask, when commenting on the competition. “Therefore, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court must soon announce a competition for the vacant justice position in the Supreme Court. I believe there are plenty of strong candidates among Estonian lawyers for the Riigikogu to make a choice,” Rask added.
Julia Laffranque was elected justice on 17 February 2004 and worked in the Administrative Law Chamber of the Supreme Court.